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A Local Fluctuation Theorem

Evans, Denis; Ayton, Gary; Searles, Debra J


The Fluctuation Theorem (FT) gives an analytic expression for the probability, in a nonequilibrium system of finite size observed for a finite time, that the dissipative flux will flow in the reverse direction to that required by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. In the present letter a Local version of the Fluctuation Theorem (LFT), is derived. We find that in the case of planar Poiseuille flow of a Newtonian fluid between thermostatted walls, nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.1385158


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